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“I will lift up mine eyes unto the pills…” –Malcolm Muggeridge 1962 Anyone who is familiar with the Book of Psalms understands what Muggeridge was implying in his commentary on our dependence upon medicine. The reference is to Psalm 121 in which the Psalmist recorded a song of assents...

Trading Ebenezer for Lethe

An Update I had an appointment with an ALS specialist at OHSU last week. My primary neurologist thought that it would be a good idea to receive another opinion just to make sure that it is not, in fact ALS. The other concern that we had is with the...

Embracing Pain

Solitude and The Divine Silence Thank you to all who have been praying since my last post. I recently had to spend a few days away from home, and this time away from the routine allowed me to spend a lot of my time in solitude. It was exactly...

Flummoxed

Kairos My time with God was especially rich today. I know this is only because so many of you have been praying for me. Yesterday, after the evening prayer service, a dear friend of mine had the courage to ask me how I was doing spiritually. Now this may not...

News!

New baby news   We had Jami’s appointment on Thursday, where we learned that our new family member will be another girl. We are generally excited about the news with the exception of Elijah, who wanted a brother. We have narrowed the list of names down to two, which...

Our Divine Brother In Our Distress

More Uncertainty I had another neurology appointment on Monday. As it stands right now, my neurologist is not sure exactly how to classify my disorder, but thinks we should start considering Parkinson’s Disease (PD) or diseases in the Parkinson’s-Plus family. In it’s early stages, PD is difficult to distinguish...

Spinal Tap

I had my lumbar puncture (AKA Spinal Tap) today. It was an odd sensation. Those of you who have had an epidural during child birth can relate. I’m sure it was the same odd sensation that you felt. All in all, it went well. I am amazed at how...

Another Update.

I had my appointment on Friday and came away not knowing any more than I knew before. The MRI of my brain came back normal so the next step is to have another MRI of my spinal cord along with a lumbar puncture to obtain a sample of spinal fluid for...